Tandin Nye, Thimphu, Bhutan

According to the Nyeyig, Guru Rinpoche གུ་རུ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ། in the 8th century is believed to have meditated on the practice of Tandin རྟ་མགྲིན་ (Hayagriva) at this place in order to subdue the evil forces of the region. Centuries later, great masters such as Phajo Drugom during the 13th century and Terton Drukdra Dorji in the 17th century is also supposed to have meditated and practiced at this place.

Tandin Nye, Thimphu, Bhutan | Nyekor

However it was only in the 20th century that Drubkhangs around this place were built to become what we now know as Tandin Nye. Lama Tokchung, on instruction of his teacher, Kabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche meditated at this place and oral accounts say that he had a vision of Tandin facing upward in his dream state and was then informed that his Lungten was here at this very place.

Credit: Nyekor གནས་སྐོར། – Journey of three pilgrims covering 108 nyes གནས་ (pilgrimage site) in Bhutan. Follow their journey on YouTube & Instagram (@nyekor_)

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